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Submission + - Journey to the Mantle of the Earth? (newscientist.com) 1

Doofus writes: New Scientist has an interesting story about a Japanese effort to reach the Earth's mantle. While some mantle material has been recovered from volcanoes, no pure mantle material has been obtained. (We have moon rocks, but nothing from a few km beneath our feet!) Accompanying the article is a gallery of previous attempts at drilling farther and farther into the Earth's crust.
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Journey to the Mantle of the Earth?

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  • "You need to log in to read this article" (the gallery wasn't walled when I tried it though)

    Sorry, I'm not going to give my info to every damn web site just to read an article or three.

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